Summaries of Regents Actions
on Professional Misconduct and Discipline

April 2021

Terms under which this information is provided.



- Architecture - Chiropractic - Clinical Laboratory Practitioner - Dentistry - Engineering and Land Surveying - Landscape Architecture - Massage Therapy - Nursing - Pharmacy - Social Work - Veterinary Medicine -


Architecture

Imre Szabo; Afton, NY
Profession: Architect; Lic. No. 029095; Cal. No. 31620
Regents Action Date: April 12, 2021
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: Indefinite actual suspension until mentally fit to practice, upon return to practice, 5 years probation.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of professional misconduct for having been convicted of Attempted Possession of a Sexual Performance by A Child, a class A misdemeanor.

 

Chiropractic

Kimerly Talerico a/k/a Kimerly Angela Talarico a/k/a Kimerly Angela Walzer; Fayetteville, NY, Syracuse, NY
Profession: Chiropractor; Lic. No. 010216; Cal. No. 31262
Regents Action Date: April 12, 2021
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: 6 months actual suspension, 18 months stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of professional misconduct for having been convicted of Conspiracy to Defraud the United States, a felony; and Health Care Fraud, a felony.

 

Clinical Laboratory Practitioner

Geoffrey Stuart Fidelman; Freeville, NY
Profession: Clinical Laboratory Technician; Cert. No. 002161; Cal. No. 31901
Regents Action Date: April 12, 2021
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $250 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of having been convicted of three counts of Driving While Intoxicated and one count of Criminal Contempt in the 2nd Degree.

 

Dentistry

Amberlee May Veihdeffer; Warsaw, NY
Profession: Registered Dental Assistant; Cert. No. 001802; Cal. No. 32110
Regents Action Date: April 12, 2021
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Attempted Petit Larceny.

 

Engineering and Land Surveying

Nari Motwani; Fort Lee, NJ
Profession: Professional Engineer; Lic. No. 056831; Cal. No. 32076
Regents Action Date: April 12, 2021 (See also April 2013)
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 6 months actual suspension, 18 months stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $5,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of failing to prepare and maintain written evaluations of the professional services represented by documents signed and sealed by him; and receiving fees from a third party in connection with the performance of professional services.

 

Landscape Architecture

Kimberly Anne Michaels; Ithaca, NY
Profession: Landscape Architect; Lic. No. 002031; Cal. No. 32140
Regents Action Date: April 12, 2021
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $2,500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of willfully failing to comply with the mandatory continuing education requirements to be registered to practice as a landscape architect.

 

Massage Therapy

Sihai Ju; New Hartford, NY
Profession: Massage Therapist; Lic. No. 023828; Cal. No. 32188
Regents Action Date: April 12, 2021
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of failing to maintain accurate records.

 

Nursing

Laurie Ann Bivona; Staten Island, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 496545; Cal. No. 32122
Regents Action Date: April 12, 2021
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension until fit to practice, upon return to practice, 2 years probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol in the State of Florida and which if committed in New York would constitute Driving While Intoxicated.

Ann A. Cintino; Bellmore, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 581875; Cal. No. 32087
Regents Action Date: April 12, 2021
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of failing to document a nursing assessment and plan of care for four patients.

Shishakea Clarkson; Albany, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 331426; Cal. No. 32033
Regents Action Date: April 12, 2021
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 months stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $250 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of documentation errors and actions relating to a patient fall.

Judith Ann Congdon; Fort Plain, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 285835; Cal. No. 30406
Regents Action Date: April 12, 2021
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: Censure and reprimand, 2 years probation.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of professional misconduct for having been convicted of Petit Larceny, a class A misdemeanor.

Julie Elizabeth Ensminger; Dunkirk, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 725610; Cal. No. 32094
Regents Action Date: April 12, 2021
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension for no less than 3 months and until fit to practice, upon return to practice, 2 years probation.
Summary: Licensee admitted to having been convicted of Driving While Ability Impaired by Drugs, a class D felony; and Driving While Ability Impaired by Drugs, a class E felony.

Judith Falar Eroy; Irondequoit, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 582622; Cal. No. 32158
Regents Action Date: April 12, 2021
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $750 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of placing restraints on a patient without an order.

Melody Adalia Figueroa a/k/a Melody A. Abshier; Bushkill, PA
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 655153; Cal. No. 32156
Regents Action Date: April 12, 2021
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, upon return to practice in New York State, 2 years probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of failing to disclose three prior disciplinary actions on an application for licensure to practice nursing in the State of New Jersey.

Okike I. Geneba; McKinney, TX
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 553702; Cal. No. 29818
Regents Action Date: April 12, 2021
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 6 months actual suspension, 18 months stayed suspension, upon return to practice in New York State, 2 years probation.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of having been found guilty of professional misconduct in the State of Texas, where the conduct if committed in New York would constitute practicing the profession of nursing with gross negligence; and committing unprofessional conduct by violating any term of probation or condition or limitation imposed on the licensee, in the State of Texas.

Brent Anthony Gibson; Binghamton, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 649154; Cal. No. 32198
Regents Action Date: April 12, 2021
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 4 months actual suspension, 20 months stayed suspension, upon return to practice, 2 years probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of practicing the profession with moral unfitness.

Jaime Lee Gonzalez; Cortland, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 324158; Cal. No. 31993
Regents Action Date: April 12, 2021
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Criminal Mischief.

Andrew Graves; Bay Shore, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 325660; Cal. No. 32146
Regents Action Date: April 12, 2021
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 months stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of conduct in the practice of the profession which evidence moral unfitness for diverting controlled substances for his own use and of having been convicted of Forgery, a class A misdemeanor.

Julie Marie Grey; Middlesex, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 635817; Cal. No. 32131
Regents Action Date: April 12, 2021
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of failing to exercise appropriate supervision over an unlicensed nursing student who administered an incorrect dose of medication to a patient, while under supervision of the licensee.

Christy Amber Harris; Walton, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 303380; Cal. No. 32170
Regents Action Date: April 12, 2021
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension until fit to practice, upon return to practice, 2 years probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of practicing the profession with moral unfitness.

Jennifer Anne Hawkins; Marietta, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 667263; Cal. No. 32150
Regents Action Date: April 12, 2021
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and reprimand, 1 year probation, $1,500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of developing a personal relationship with a patient.

Peter Karel Hornicek; Cohoes, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 306741; Cal. No. 30181
Regents Action Date: April 12, 2021
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: Indefinite actual suspension until alcohol abuse free and fit to practice, upon return to practice, 2 years probation, $500 fine.
Summary:  Licensee was found guilty of professional misconduct for having been convicted of Operating a Motor Vehicle While Under the Influence of Alcohol, a class E felony.

Linda Ann Lanza; New City, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 485100; Cal. No. 31815
Regents Action Date: April 12, 2021
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year actual suspension, 1 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $1,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Endangering the Welfare of an Incompetent or Physically Disabled Person in the 2nd Degree, a class A misdemeanor.

Verna B. Nelson; Minetto, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 278466; Cal. No. 32206
Regents Action Date: April 12, 2021
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of failing to document assistance given to a patient.

Earline Shoavon Owens; New Windsor, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 320588; Cal. No. 29972
Regents Action Date: April 12, 2021
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 months stayed suspension, 2 years probation.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the 4th Degree, a misdemeanor.

Shayna Alexis Patterson; Rochester, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 313833; Cal. No. 31996
Regents Action Date: April 12, 2021
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension for no less than 3 months and until fit to practice, upon return to practice, 2 years probation.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of having been convicted of Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle; and Attempted Tampering with Physical Evidence.

Deborah Louise Plandowski a/k/a Debbie Louise Martinez; Lackawanna, NY
Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 222195, 446377; Cal. Nos. 32120, 32085
Regents Action Date: April 12, 2021
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of failure to comply with rules and regulations governing the profession.

Zenaida Saldana; Fulton, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 251204, 508337; Cal. Nos. 32194, 32187
Regents Action Date: April 12, 2021
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of having been convicted of Petit Larceny.

Margaret Siliato; Coram, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 543864; Cal. No. 31802
Regents Action Date: April 12, 2021
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of failing to document the administration of narcotics on two occasions.

David Solomon Tindall; Astoria, NY
Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 524159; Cal. No. 31807
Regents Action Date: April 12, 2021
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension for no less than 1 month and until alcohol abuse free and fit to practice, upon return to practice, 2 years probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Driving While Intoxicated, an unclassified misdemeanor.

 

Pharmacy

Shawn Burke; Spencer, NY
Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 057760; Cal. No. 32171
Regents Action Date: April 12, 2021
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and reprimand, 1 year probation, $1,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of failing to notify the pharmacy board of a change of address.

Nature's Apothecary, LLC; Ithaca, NY
Profession: Pharmacy; Reg. No. 034303; Cal. No. 32172
Regents Action Date: April 12, 2021
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and reprimand, $1,000 fine.
Summary: Registrant did not contest the charge of failing to notify the pharmacy board of a change of address.

Amitkumar Patel; Edison, NJ
Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 056942; Cal. No. 32091
Regents Action Date: April 12, 2021
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 years stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $2,500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of dispensing a drug other than what was prescribed.

 

Social Work

Anthony Pugliese; Staten Island, NY
Profession: Licensed Clinical Social Worker; Lic. No. 026907; Cal. No. 32090
Regents Action Date: April 12, 2021
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 6 months actual suspension, 18 months stayed suspension, upon return to practice, 2 years probation.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of failing to contact authorities upon learning that a client refused psychiatric treatment and fled from his apartment; and failing to completely and accurately document his interaction with the patient in progress notes.

 

Veterinary Medicine

Verner Merritt Ingram III; Norwood, NY
Profession: Veterinary Technician; Lic. No. 007241; Cal. No. 32028
Regents Action Date: April 12, 2021
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of one count of Driving While Intoxicated.

 

 

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Last Updated: May 17, 2021